A Heavy Heart

Some very special friends of ours are going through something horrendous right now. Todd and I have both shed tears today at the thought of their circumstances and the difficult decisions they’re facing. “Difficult” seems too benign a word. Sometimes recipes are “difficult”. Sometimes people are “difficult”. Parking a landboat in a crowded lot is “difficult”. What they’re experiencing right now goes so far beyond “difficult”, but I don’t know what other word to use.

The one shining light in all this? I can’t elaborate, but these friends are more extraordinary than we ever realized and it is a blessing to see how God is at work in their lives even through this mess. At how they’re ALLOWING God to be at work in their lives even through this mess.

This is only the beginning of what will be a terrible season of their lives. My heart is breaking for them and if I hurt this much, how much more do they hurt? Please pray for them. You don’t need to know the details. God knows exactly who you’re thinking of.


  1. Lynilu on March 12, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Thoughts & prayers.

  2. His Girl on March 13, 2009 at 12:05 am

    will pray, of course.

  3. Monnik on March 13, 2009 at 6:08 am

    How sad. I’ll definitely pray for them.

  4. Gretchen on March 13, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Lord, I lift this hurting couple to you and ask that you draw them near, showering them with Your love, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your protection. Let them feel You in a most palpable way, Jesus. I pray comfort and direction for Jen and Todd, too. You are sovereign and mighty and holy, and we love you so very much. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  5. Cheryl Wray on March 13, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I’m saying a prayer for them right now. God will be with them.How wonderful that they have loving friends like you to help them through.

  6. The Daily Bee on March 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I’ll pray.

  7. Spruce Hill on March 13, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    So sorry, sending prayers 🙂

  8. Becky on March 13, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Praying.For some reason the very old but beautiful Leslie Phillips song (from the 80’s) “Be the strength of my life” popped into my head…so I’ll be praying that God will be their strength and their shield…and tower of refuge.

  9. Suzanne on March 13, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Praying for them.

  10. Lori on March 13, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    So sorry to hear of your friends’ hurts. And that you’re hurting for them as well. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

  11. Cheryl on March 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Oh, Jen, I’m so very sorry. I’m sending lots of prayers their way. What a blessing it is for them to have you and Todd as friends.XXXXX

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